Famous poet, Maya Angelou had a mouthful to say about the inscription on the new statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. Designers of the memorial chose words from Martin Luther King’s speech that he gave at Ebenezer Baptist Church here in Atlanta back in 1968. The original quote from Dr. King states “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” However, what actually went on the memorial is ” I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness”. Maya Angelou, who is one of the listed Council of Historians to select inscriptions for the statue, is not happy about this at all. She thinks that the inscription is misleading and wants it changed. READ MORE

Monica New Album “New Life” Comes Out November 8th

The homie Monica will be releasing her next album in just a couple of months. Mo announced via her Twitter account Tuesday that “New Life” will be arriving on November 8th. Monica also just shot her new video and told us that fans can look forward to her singing about topics like love and family, adding that the record will be coming from a “very mature place.”

Monica’s last release was 2010’s “Still Standing.” The album opened at number two on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 184-thousand.

The Outlawz Say They Smoked Tupac’s Ashes {Video}

The Outlawz say they decided to light up the late Tupac Shakur shortly after his passing. In a video posted on VLADTV, group members say they rolled up some of the rapper’s ashes with marijuana and smoked him.

The Outlawz say they were paying tribute to the rap icon with a beach party when they decided that mixing his cremains with weed would be an appropriate tribute. The group claims Tupac’s mom was with them when they inhaled. They add Tupac himself inspired the idea with the lyrics from one of his songs.

Tupac founded The Outlawz in 1995. READ MORE

Jay-Z Looks Like Wayne is “Wining”… The expectations for Lil Wayne’s new album continue to rise. Billboard.com says “Tha Carter Four” is now projected to sell between 850 and 900-thousand copies by week’s end on Sunday. Projections from earlier this week had the record moving between 700 and 850-thousand units. “Tha Carter Four” is sure to debut at number one on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, giving Wayne his third number one release. READ MORE

I’m sure I’m not the only who’s been wondering what’s going on with Katt Williams. The comedian has been going through a significant amount of problems ranging from getting kicked out of his own set all the way to fighting at a Jeezy concert. I’ve got good news for you though. We no longer have to wonder. Darryl Littleton, another comedian who worked beside Katt’s side for over a year, is publishing a tell all book about Katt Williams titled Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall Of Katt Williams.  What a perfect title! In the book, Darryl talks about a number of things including drugs, tantrums, sexual exploits, alcohol, and even multiple suicide attempts. READ MORE

Bow Wow Comments On Lil Wayne/Jay-Z Beef

If you don’t know that Lil Wayne and Jay-Z are beefing you’ve been under a rock. Rapper Bow Wow took a moment from baby mama drama to join the hype. In an interview with The Urban Daily, Bow Wow had this to say about the beef,

“You know I’m YMCMB all day!” Bow Wow says proudly. “I think that’s what everyone wants to see[Jay-Z Respond]; both of them are at the top of their games, Wayne’s a heavy weight, Jay’s a heavy weight. Two different rappers, two different fan bases at the same time,” he continues. “For the peoples sake they want to see it because they want to be entertained by it. At the end of the day you know where I stand with it, YMCMB, you already know!” READ MORE

Usher To Release A New Album?

Is Usher going to release a new album? From the looks of things I would venture to say so. He was spotted out in New York filming a video. From the pics, it seems like things got a little intimate on the set. The video come as a surprise to me being that I haven’t heard anyone from Usher’s camp talk about a new project in the works. Perhaps it will be a surprise for fans. READ MORE

Christina Milan spent a lot of time out at a number of events this weekend out in Los Angeles. I guess she’s taking the time to make it up to her baby girl Violet by taking her shoe shopping! Christina and baby Violet were spotted out at Fred Segal in West Hollywood. READ MORE